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Insert Dropdown (Cell Range) from Google Sheets into Google Doc

I'm using Google Docs to collect a lot of information about property. Each property has its own Doc file. In this Doc, I have various Dropdown lists. I'm at the point where I need to update and add ...
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Search only headers and/or only in outline of Google Docs

I have a Google Doc with a large outline to move through the doc: If you have more than 100 headers, it is hard to find a header with a word like "mysql" if that word pops up every now and ...
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Displaying Google Docs on my own domain

Is there a way to have pages from a domain I own mirror my Google Docs documents? I know that I could set my domain to redirect to a Google Doc URL, but basically I want my visitors to see my Google ...
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How to copy a Google Doc URL with human-readable title?

I'd like to copy a link to a Google doc and paste it in a note-taking app. I'd like the URL link to contain the doc title instead than a seemingly random sequence of characters and digits, so when I ...
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When trying to access Google Docs from Android Firefox, I am stuck on "About" page

I was trying to log in to Google Docs from my phone. I am using Firefox on the phone. When I enter the address docs.google.com I am redirected to google.com/docs/about, which looks like this: The Go ...
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How to copy a native Google Sheets/Docs/Slides file from shared drive to My Drive, natively using Google apps functionality

I want to find out how to copy a native Google Sheets, Docs or Slides file, which is stored in a shared drive on the corporate Google Workspace environment, to my personal G-drive residing in the same ...
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How to copy plain text HTML/formatting method into Google Docs

I currently have a script that generates an amount of text. I want this script to be able to output some text with a formatting style into STDIN (preferably MD/HTML) and I can then paste it into ...
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How to modify paragraph dynamically in Google Docs or Word

I have a small paragraph and I have to change name of the student and his assigned book every time i.e. : *Hello Avinash, your assigned book to read this month is The Alchemist.* Now I want to ...
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Populate Google Sheet with Data From People Chip

I would like to create a google sheet that places different information contained in a given contact card in to separate columns with the maximum amount of automation possible. Is this possible, and ...
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Can I pull data from a Google Sheet into inline text in a Google Doc?

I am creating exams for my students in Google Docs and would like to easily change the values and answer options without having to do all the math each time. I would like to have a google sheet where ...
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How can i make a formula to determine payment types

I am having trouble nesting and using multiple criteria. I want a column to determine if payment type was CASH, CHECK or WAITING depending on if the cells for Check# and Payment are containing data. ...
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How to make the page width for text broader in Google Docs?

I need to have more space for text in my Google Docs, but under Format and Edit, I cannot find how to make the page width wider. Where are these page settings in Google Docs?
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How to copy and paste HTML (including images) from password protected pages?

I want to copy HTML (including images) from a web page to google docs. This works fine if the web page is public. But if the page needs a login, then the images are not inserted into google docs. I ...
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How do I find the appearance rate of one list of cells in another list of cells?

I imported all of the data from my iTunes library into a Google sheet for my own amusement, and I want to know by album how many songs from each album I thought were good enough to put in my "...
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Copy-paste from Google Docs edited in suggestion mode without deleted text

When a Google Doc has been edited in suggestion mode, both added and deleted parts of text are marked up. When I now mark a part of the document and copy/paste, the deleted sections are in included in ...
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Create a master Google Docs that embed others

Is is possible to embed one Google Doc inside another? I would like to create a master file that embeds other Google docs. Doc A is the master docs. Docs B and C are other documents, prepared ...
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How can I render a Google Sheets Cell's value in a Google Doc?

Currently, it is possible to click a cell in Google Sheets and "get a link", however, when this "link" to the cell is inserted in a Google Doc, it hyperlinks to the Google Docs app,...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Google Docs for accepting the suggestion showed in the autocorreptor popup?

I want to use only keyboard so I wonder if there is a keyboard shortcut in Google Docs for accepting the suggestion showed in the autocorreptor popup.
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How to not wrap text to next line in Google docs?

In Google docs, I'd like to have long lines to show a horizontal scroll and not being wrapped to the next line. See example screencap of tmp.txt in some desktop app (IntelliJ IDEA). See the scrollbar ...
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Pageless Google Doc using parameters?

As you know, there's a pageless mode in Google Docs that allows you to remove the borders of a document. https://support.google.com/docs/answer/11528737 I want that because I'm embedding documents in ...
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How to see comment count in Google Docs

I used to be able to see the number of comments in Google Docs as a small blue oval with the number in it, on top of the comments button, but now it's gone. How do I make it come back?
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Embedding a non-public Google Document in a website

My Problem I am trying to embed a Google Document on a site. This is possible using the file/publish menu, which generates embeddable HTML code to be used within a site. The problem is that this ...
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How do I search for PDF non-embed fonts?

I am trying to upload a pdf to KDP Amazon Publishing. My book was created in google docs. I save to print PDF and upload the paperback manuscript, but it has non-standardized fonts. How do I find the ...
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Google Docs -- Can I see when sharing was added and removed?

Google doc revision history works great. I am looking to see when a document was shared with person X, and when it was unshared with person X. Where can I find that?
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Replacing text of links in google sheets

I have a bunch of links in cells in my google sheets. I want to replace all the text of them all just to say "LINK" so that when I click on them it's still hyperlinked to the correct site. ...
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Do Add-ons Travel with Google-Docs?

Add-ons provides functionality beyond what Google provides. If a shared document is constructed using this new functionality, does the editor have complete access to the incremental functionality of ...
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Google Docs: references to a field

A report typed in Google docs refers to the same incident date. Is it possible to define the first instance of this date as the "incidentDate" field and insert a reference (copy of the ...
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Show Google Sheets checkboxes in linked table

When you copy a table from a Google Sheets spreadsheet and paste it into a Google Docs document, you get this option: After you click Paste, if the copied table has Google Sheets checkboxes (from ...
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How do I display an alternative charchter in a Doc that is pulling data from a sheet?

I have created an HTML form (not a Google Form) that populates a Google Sheet. The form has both text inpt and checkboxes (multiples of each.) On the Google Sheet, if a checkbox is checked on the ...
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How to revert docx file to its original state after it was opened in gdocs?

At work, we use Google Drive as the repository for most files. Some of these files are Microsoft Office files : .docx (Word), .xslx (Excel), .pptx (Powerpoint). Let's take the case of a .docx file. If ...
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When "Last modified" date in Google Drive can be different than "Last edit" date in corresponding document?

Up until now I was more than sure that "Last modification" date in Google Drive's column and "Last edit" date in Google Docs for the very same document / file must be exactly the ...
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Images in Google Docs Blurrying When Viewed In Mobile Browser [duplicate]

Images embedded in Google Docs look great when viewed on a Desktop. but when viewed in iPhone Safari browser, they're all blurry. would make sense if it was the other way around. is there anything i ...
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Is It Possible To Shink Margins In Google Docs When Viewed in Mobile Browser

I've created some Google Docs that look great on the desktop, but when viewed with iPhone Safari (in portrait orientation), the margins are so wide it squeezes the content inward too much. Is it ...
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Google Docs / Google Drive URL with username login

Normally, one would login with: https://drive.google.com/ or https://docs.google.com/ Assume that the account name is david.smith@gmail.com. Is it possible to append to append the account name with ...
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Can You Create A Google Site From An Existing Google Docs Folder?

I already have an extensive Google Drive "site" containing around 100 documents, which contain links to each other. Is there anyway to transfer these files to Google Sites, to at least seed ...
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Use a Google Font in Google Slides

I would like to use a font I found on Google Fonts inside Google Slides. I tried searching for the font in the font search box, but it didn't seem to be on there. Is there any way I can add a custom ...
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Google Sheets Pie Chart - Display Actual Value Below Label, not in pie chart?

I know I can get the actual value to show up in the pie chart, i.e. on the slice. However I want the percentage in the pie chart (which I can get to show up) since it is more likely to fit in a slice ...
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How to control the level of headings viewable in a document's outline?

When viewing or editing a Google Docs document, one can use headings and enable an outline view of the document. In long technical documents, the outline can get very congested with many sections that ...
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Avoid keeping adding numbers in headings in Google Docs

I am using a modified version taken from this useful answer to get numbers in my Google Docs Header 2: function myFunction() { var pars = DocumentApp.getActiveDocument().getParagraphs(); var ...
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Auto add a row based off a check box

I'm a new user to Sheets! I'm reaching out for help on a problem that I have with trying to create row. I've read a ton of blogs, and watched more Youtube videos than I care to admit without finding a ...
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Telling Google which image on a page to use in its preview in Google Docs

If you add a URL to a Google Doc and then hover over it a preview of the page is displayed including an image from the page displayed as a thumbnail. Is there an html tag I can use to suggest to ...
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You've reached the document limit for comments

We are writing a scientific article with the current character count of 135,332 and no active comments or suggestions. Since yesterday, any attempt to make a comment or suggestion leads to this popup: ...
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Google doc - gmail signature creation issue

I have a small issue which i cannot seem to solve. Through google doc i want to make a signature with 2 colomns. Which is no issue. However to the left of my image is a space leading space i guess. ...
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Google Docs Gives a Strange Popup

On a mac computer, when I press Option+Shift+C while on a google doc, I get a strange warning saying: "Are you sure you want to cancel your recording? You cannot get your video back after you do ...
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How to ask sub questions in google docs

I have already searched the internet for this but I'm getting solutions for only google forms and not google docs. I'm trying to create a simple MCQ paper that looks like this... Question one a. opt-...
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Google Docs adds rows before and after a table within a table

When I make a table within another table cell on Google Docs, it automatically adds a row before the inner table and another after and I can't seem to delete them. I can try to change the row's font ...
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Multiple Gsheets data querys

Hey all so I currently have 3 Gsheets. 2 are sql imports with the below tables. The goal is to get the information based off a Type Id 28353 into my Master sheet. The plan is to get all values from ...
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Unable to use Google Docs URL invite action in new URL to invite user to a copy of a document

I have created a google sheets document that I am wanting to send out to a number of users for them to make copies of, share back with me and then edit themselves. I am using the largely under ...
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Arrange Google Sheet Responses separated by commas into either a numbered or bulleted list

I have a google sheet with google form checkbox responses that are separated by commas. I would like these responses displayed as either numbered or bulleted lists. Responses currently look like this: ...
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Google Sheets IFS Text result based on multiple conditions FIX & SORT

I'm very new to Google Sheets and I'm trying to make find the correct formula for a text result based on multiple conditions, here is my best crack at it: =arrayformula(IFS(B9:B="",V9:V=&...
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